Gus Richard is a Principal and Senior Research Analyst at Piper Jaffray & Co., where he focuses on the semiconductor sector. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray in 2007, Mr. Richard worked in equity research at First Albany Capital, Hambrecht & Quist, Alex Brown and Robertson Stephens & Company. He also spent several years on the buy side as a Technology Analyst/Portfolio Manager at EGM Capital. Mr. Richard’s semiconductor industry experience includes R&D, manufacturing and marketing at Intel and PMC-Sierra. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in physics from Purdue University.